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Student Spotlight: The hot and cold of smart fabrics

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Web-based composites – a new class of materials with high potential for recycled carbon fibers

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COVID-19 adds urgency in the move toward technology with remote capability

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HeiQ Viroblock win Swiss Technology Award

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading worldwide, International Fiber Journal is tracking stories relevant to the textile fiber industry. Facemasks, personal protective equipment, medical supplies and wipes are among the fiber-intensive technologies particularly relevant to the COVID-19 response effort. And as manufacturers of these technologies and others struggle to meet global demand in the face of the …

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Thermoelectric properties of carbon nanotube yarns (CNTYs)

Kony Chatterjee is a doctoral candidate in the Fiber and Polymer Science program at Wilson College of Textile’s Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science at North Carolina State University. Kony is conducting research in the field of flexible and wearable electronics under the guidance of her advisor, Professor Tushar K. Ghosh in his SmARTextiles …

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Tape weave – a combination of RecyTape and glass fiber unidirectional (UD) tape

Web-based composites are nonwoven-based composite materials that meet the demand for sustainability and light weight. This new class of materials offers the possibility of processing recycled composite waste and thus introducing them into a closed-loop economy. As a result, there is a need for new thermoplastic fibers with adapted property profiles. Growth in lightweight construction …

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Oerlikon digitizing technologies

For the past few years now, Industry 4.0 concepts have been introduced by the leading European suppliers of technologies for the production of synthetic fibers and nonwovens. In 2020, some of these new ideas have been tested to the full. Most notably, remote support services to customers have not just been in demand, but proved …

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Oerlikon spunbond line

Oerlikon Nonwoven has long-term experience in process and engineering for spunbond, meltblown and airlaid production lines for hygiene, wipes and medical applications, as well as technical nonwoven solutions. As part of the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers Segment, Oerlikon Nonwoven is a reliable partner and one of the leading solution providers of a wide range of flexible, …

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